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Vietnam retailing offers promises, pitfalls

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  • Writer: Pranida Syamananda
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Despite facing high inflation, a trade deficit and fluctuating exchange rates over the past few years, investors still view Vietnam as an attractive place to invest. 

A woman sells groceries in a street in Hanoi. The retail trade sector is one of the most attractive investment areas in Vietnam. EPA/LUONG THAI LINH

However, the last two or three years have seen a shift in foreign investment from the manufacturing sector to the domestic demand-related sectors. Retail trade in particular has been one of the most attractive investment areas.

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